The hotel's elegant style is inviting, with first class accommodations and service, a very good restaurant and a spa; the ideal place to relax, unwind and refresh. It is a wonderful honeymoon getaway, or, as my parents often did, chose to begin and end their cruise ship experiences with (the cruise ships are nearby, a quick and easy taxi ride away).
The hotel and its surroundings are spacious so be prepared to do a lot of walking and exploring. Although most of the beachfront hotels are across the street from the more populated beach, this elegant hotel is sequestered away from the main road and busier beaches. The soft, sandy, spacious beach is sequestered away enough from the main beaches and roads so that you feel as if you are on your own private hotel beach. If you prefer a more populated, sand-free setting, the Marriott has an enormous beautiful outdoor pool with a casual outdoor pool restaurant.
You can spend a week at this hotel without traveling anywhere else, but if you do want to venture out, take a short drive north on Ocean Blvd. and turn west on Las Olas. The street is filled with high-end shops and restaurants of all tastes and price ranges, from inexpensive to exhorbitant.